Guigal ‘Chateau d’Ampuis’ Cote-Rotie 1997

Syrah from France - Rhone
Review Date : 18-Apr-2011
Dark, deep, black-hearted red, still reasonably youthful in appearance. This has a lighter bouquet of milk chocolate, soft, savoury red fruits and cedary, spicy oak, totally mellow, integrated and harmonious. Fully-integrated on palate, this has soft, milk chocolate, cedary oak and gentle savoury red fruits all in balance. There is just enough acidity for freshness to enliven the palate. While genuinely vinous, there seems to be a lack of real expression, and the delicacy bordering on attenuation. Has this matured too far? Apr 2011

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